Maharaja's College



College History

1845 Started as an Elementary English School

1868 Raised to a High School

1874 Zoology Museum started

1875 Named as Ernakulam College

1908 Intermediate Course started

1910 First College Magazine published

1925 Renamed Maharaja's College; Started BA in all groups; Affiliated to Madras University; Old Students Association formed

1930 3 more blocks added, college ground of 15 acres acquired

1931 Started BSc courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & Zoology

1932 Started BSc in Botany

1933 Started BSc (Hons) in Chemistry

1934 Affiliated to Travancore University

1950 Started BA(Hons) & MA in Economics

1954 Started MSc Course in Applied Chemistry

1956 Started MA courses in English & Malayalam

1957 Affiliated to Kerala University

1958 Started BA in Sanskrit, MA in History & Hindi & Zoology

1961 Bengali introduced as second language

1964 Started BA in Politics & Philosophy;Coaching classes for IAS started; Pre-Degree course started

1966 BSc (special) Courses in all subjects

1968 Started BA in English, Islamic History & Arabic

1971 Started MA in Philosophy & Politics; Evening college leading to BA & B.Com Degree started; NSS started functioning

1972 Started MA in Sanskrit

1975 Centenary of the college celebrated; Centenary Auditorium constructed

1979 Started MA in Arabic

1980 Started MA in Islamic History

1983 Affiliated to MG University, Kottayam

1991 College recognized as Centre of Excellence; Research Centre in Physics, Hindi, Malayalam & Sanskrit approved

1994 Career Guidance Centre started; First National Seminar organized in the Dept. of Physics

1995 Vocational Courses in Physics and Chemistry with UGC assistance; Started MSc in Statistics

1998 R Sankar award for the best Selection Grade College in the Govt.sector

1999 Started BA in Music; Research Centre in Zoology approved

1999 Completed assessment & accreditation by NAAC-awarded 3 star status; B Com course started

2000 Astronomy club started associated with the Physics dept.; Computer Awareness Program (CAP) started

2001 COSIP program of UGC started for UG students in all science depts.; Internet club started with short-term courses for students and teaching & administrative staff.

2002 Under the Cochin water mission project, drinking water storage facility of 3,00,000 litre inaugurated by Dr K J Yesudas; Interdisciplinary Forum, Sahitya vedi and Science forum started functioning; Research Centre in Economics approved

2003 Physics department recognized under DST -FIST program; Renovation of Ladies hostel and first phase of renovation by CDC completed; Placement Cell started; IQAC & QAC constituted

2004 MSc in Analytical Chemistry in the Chemistry dept.

2005 Research centre in Arabic approved; Add-on courses on Fluent English and training for NET started.

2006 Re-accredited at ‘A’ level by NAAC

2008 Research centre in Political Science approved

2013 Re-accredited at 'A' level by NAAC

2014 BA 'Honours' Course in Economics started

2014 Declared as 'Autonomous' by UGC

Maharaja's College

Ernakulam, 682011
Kerala, India.

Principal: +91-484-2363038
Office: +91-484-2352838
Fax : +91-484-2363038


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